Flos • MAYDAY
Conical diffuser and hook in opal injection-molded polypropylene. Elastomer switch base. Designed by Konstantin Grcic, in 1998, for FLOS. LED E27 bulb max. 11,5W not included.
Compatible bulbs: Miss K/Mayday 86470
The entire Flos collection can be ordered in our physical stores.
Diam.22 x H.53cm
The ultimate task lamp.
A versatile, contemporary table lamp, May Day is a brilliant blend of utility and sophistication.
Created by German designer Konstantin Grcic in 1999, the cone-shaped reflector attached to a handle, a hook, and a wind-up cord, can be hung from a bed post, draped above a kitchen table, or used like a flashlight to find something you lost under the couch.
Konstantin Grcic (1965) was trained as a cabinet maker at The John Makepeace School for Craftsmen in Wood before studying Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Since setting up his own practice in 1991 he has developed furniture, products and lighting for leading design companies. Today, Konstantin Grcic Design is based in Berlin and is active in several fields ranging from industrial design projects, design editions, exhibition design and collaborations in architecture and fashion.
Many of his products have won international design awards, such as the Compasso d’Oro and the German Design Award in Gold. The world's most important design museums (including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Die Neue Sammlung in Munich) have included his designs in their permanent collections. In 2009, Grcic has been appointed as Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA / UK). Since 2020, Grcic holds a professorship at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg and has been appointed member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin in 2021.
Flos, the Italian brand of lighting par excellence, is on the borderline that unites and divides art and design, manufacturing and industry, individual creation and collective imagination.
With over 50 years of activity, Flos has received numerous Compasso D'Oro, one of the most important design awards in the world, the result of the work philosophy the brand has adopted since the beginning: to work with the best designers in the world (whether undiscovered talents or established masters), using revolutionary techniques and materials and always keeping abreast of cultural and market trends.
The entire history of Flos is full of transformative moments and design icons, such as the Arco and Parentesi lamps, designed by the Castiglioni brothers, or the Ktribe family of lamps by Philippe Starck. A Flos catalogue is not only an inventory of iconic lamps, but also a true directory of established designers such as Gino Sarfatti, Rodolfo Dordoni, Antonio Citterio, Marcel Wanders, Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec or Patricia Urquiola.
Today, experimentation opens up new paths with the use of avant-garde materials and hi-tech solutions, such as OLED technology and new eco-sustainable materials. Flos' commitment to sustainability is impressive. The company actively seeks environmentally friendly solutions throughout its design and manufacturing processes. It incorporates energy-efficient technologies and materials, ensuring that its lighting fixtures not only provide exceptional illumination but also minimize their impact on the planet.
In addition to its residential lighting solutions, Flos has also made significant contributions to the architectural lighting industry. The company has worked on prestigious projects around the globe, collaborating with architects to create custom lighting solutions that enhance the beauty and functionality of spaces.
Flos isn't just another lighting company, it's a cultural one. Merging tecnhology and emotion, it integrates light into architecture and nature, bringing a sophisticated, poetic sensibility to all its creations. Taking the long view, Flos creates sustainable and timeless lighting fixtures, each of which it refines to its truest essence.